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February 13, 2017 - 1:47pm

Innovation of the Week: Booster takes the traffic hassle out of gassing up

Booster’s corporate-focused, on-demand gas delivery service promises to mitigate Santa Clara’s traffic crisis. | Photo by Booster

February 10, 2017 - 5:09pm

Futurists worry the Twin Cities are falling behind on self-driving tech

Driverless technology could free up space now occupied by garages, parking lots and driveways, says Tom Fisher, director of the Metropolitan Design Center. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

February 6, 2017 - 12:28pm

What does a new DOT chief mean for autonomous cars?

Elaine Chao will take over as secretary of the Department of Transportation after the Senate confirmed her nomination Jan. 31. In this Jan. 17 photo, she appears at a farewell reception held by the Hudson Institute, a think tank where she was a distinguished fellow. | Photo by James F. X. O'Gara for the Hudson Institute, via Flickr

February 1, 2017 - 2:08pm

How soon before autonomous cars cruise into Miami?

Miami Beach is one of a number of Florida communities eager to bring autonomous vehicle technology to their neighborhoods. | Photo courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

January 30, 2017 - 11:51am

Autonomous shuttle just around the corner for downtown Tampa

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority hopes to begin testing a driverless commuter shuttle by the end of 2017. | Photo courtesy of HART.

January 29, 2017 - 6:40pm

San Diego is on the map for testing autonomous vehicles

A Google self-driving car drives next to a commuter bus at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. | Photo by Michael Shick via Wikimedia Commons

January 25, 2017 - 6:34pm

Austin: The Kitty Hawk of autonomous vehicles

Austin was home to the first time any car had completed a trip from start to finish on public roads without a test driver. Here, a legally blind man serves as a passenger in a self-driving car in Austin's Mueller neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Waymo.

January 25, 2017 - 3:23pm

Plan for autonomous cars on Cascadia Corridor stresses foresight

The ultimate goal would be banning human drivers altogether from the 150-mile stretch of Interstate 5 during peak travel times. | Photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson via Flickr. 

January 24, 2017 - 6:55pm